Two hospitalised following Miltown collision

Two hospitalised following Miltown collision


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

A man and woman are recovering in hospital after they were injured in a road traffic collision near Miltown Malbay this morning.

The two-car crash happened at around 10.45am on the R474 Miltown Malbay to Ennis road. The cars collided on a hill and bend about five kilometres from Miltown Malbay.

Two ambulances and two units of the fire brigade from Ennistymon responded to the incident which resulted in the road being closed for a time.

The drivers of both cars were taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment. Neither is believed to have suffered life threatening injuries.

Gardaí are investigating the incident.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.